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NSGEU members in the Vehicle Transportation and Inspection Division – Grievance Update

In 2016, a number of employees with the Vehicle Transportation and Inspection Division (Employer), brought workplace safety concerns to our attention. The Union had meetings with Employees and as a result, a grievance was filed under the Collective Agreement. The grievance was filed under Article 36 of the Civil Service Master Agreement and was issued […]

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Policy Grievance Update: Substantially Altered Role of DCS Child Welfare Social Workers

Policy Grievance Update: Substantially Altered Role of DCS Child Welfare Social Workers (Social Worker 1-2 Role File # P-17-36) (Social Worker 3 Role File # P-17-35) Arbitration Hearing Dates Confirmed Nov. 13th & 14th, 2018 On April 12th, 2017, the NSGEU initiated two separate policy grievances on behalf of all Child Welfare Social Workers alleging that the […]

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Attn: Local 122 & 124 – Positive Resolution to Grievance re: IWK Callback Compensation

Dear Local 122 & 124 members; On January 9, 2017, the NSGEU filed a Policy Grievance (P-17-20) alleging that your Employer wasn’t properly compensating all Employees for callback hours per Article 15 of the IWK Healthcare Collective Agreement. Article 15.04 Callback Compensation states: An employee who is called back to work and who reports for […]

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A grievance update for Local 1 Deputy Sheriffs

Positive Resolution to Grievance re: Improper Use of Relief Employees New Permanent Positions Being Created by the Employer On Nov. 29th, 2016, the NSGEU filed a Policy Grievance (P-16-1288), alleging that your Employer was improperly utilizing relief employees as a means to avoid filling permanent positions. Article 11.17 of the Civil Service master agreement states that […]

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NSGEU is Successful in a Decision for Civil Service Vacation Scheduling

NSGEU filed a policy grievance for employees with Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations. The grievance was referred to adjudication and Arbitrator Bruce Archibald made a decision in favour of the Union on December 4th, 2017. Arbitrator Archibald found that the Department of Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations breached Article 21 – Vacations of […]

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Drafting & Illustration Technician I-II (Property Mapper SNSMR) Grievance Settlement

A substantially altered Classification Grievance was filed on behalf of Drafting & Illustration Technician I-II (Property Mapper SNSMR) in 2013 (P-12-1485). The matter had been referred to adjudication and hearing dates were scheduled for September 26, 27, 28, 2017. The Union entered into settlement discussions with your Employer and have come to an agreement. It […]

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Local 104,193,195 – NS Health Authority, Northern, Eastern, Western Region Zones: Grievance Update

On October 19th, 2016, the NSGEU filed a grievance claiming that the employer’s posting of 18 new consultant positions was in violation of the collective agreement. That is, the union took the positions those jobs should be unionized. Your employer denied that this action violated the agreement and, ignoring the union’s warning, continued their hiring […]

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